Higgs smiled, watching Richie react to the rain. He flicked a hand upwards, the tar raising a wall in the corridor behind Richie. A red glow highlighted him, emanating from the tank on his chest as he focused and summoned Beached Things from the other side of the same.
The walls around Richie creaked and clattered as large black hand prints of tar began to appear on the walls around him, as though they were walking towards him. They slowly drew closer and closer. From the looks of it, there were two invisible creatures stalking towards him in the corridor.
Higgs wondered what he might do in that moment. Should he kill the child? He knew that would get a reaction, but it was so boring and wouldn't make for a long or drawn out experience. It was too quick.
No, instead, he resolved that fear would be his greatest weapon here, and that the anger from the guardians of this child would lead to that release. He didn't reveal himself on purpose yet.